What our clients say…
“The team at CarlsonStenner came highly recommended and we were not disappointed. From the outset Sabine spent time to understand us and what we are were trying to achieve and then took considered control, working with us to balance aspirations with the realities of a complicated Victorian house.
Above and beyond the great design ideas and plans, she oversaw not only planning consent, party wall requirements and structural engineer involvement but also managed an extremely thorough (but fairly balanced) building contractor tender process.
The final result is a complete rejuvenation of our home in a way we never thought possible. What could have been a daunting process, became an exciting and inclusive one. For that reason I would never hesitate in recommending Sabine’s approach.“
“We engaged Sabine for a substantial three floor extension and reworking of the interior of our house and we have been delighted with the partnership. Sabine’s ability to develop new ideas, work with our thoughts and propose solutions have led to a design which is architecturally appealing, modern and practical for our family of five. Sabine has great attention to detail and an expert understanding of space, light and movement and has helped us plan out the entire build, including detailed design of all the fittings internally and the patio and garden design externally. Sabine and her team have project managed the entire preparation for the build, including all liaison with the planners, structural engineers, landscape gardeners and tenders for the builders. We could never have reached this point without her expertise and comprehensive management and we look forward to continued partnership to project manage the construction.”
Georgina & Ben Simpson
“Sabine has been vital to our project. She was utterly professional and understood our needs and taste from the start. She listened carefully to our ideas and reflected them into the planning. We just felt lucky to have her on board in the making of our kitchen extension. Thank you very much Sabine.“
Sara Zorzoni and Giorgio Bocchi
“Having Sabine’s professional input ensured our project went as planned and to budget- the two key criteria for any home refurbishment.”
“Sabine was really helpful, knowledgeable and thorough. She was very supportive in her advice regarding the party wall with my neighbours and really understood the issues and especially those in our local area.
She was recommended to me, and I would recommend her to anyone needing a surveyor.”
“We found working with Sabine effortless and nothing was too much trouble. We were new to structural building work and Sabine’s very thorough processes ensured no mistakes were made. We are extremely happy with the finished result.’“
“Ms CarlsonStenner was our architect for a back extension of our house. She did the drawings, managed obtaining all permits, and helped us with advice during the build. We are very happy with her services. In the planning phase, Ms CarlsonStenner had very good ideas that improved the design of the extension. She then drew very good plans. They passed planning without any problems, and the builders could work to her plans. During the stressful building phase, Ms CarlsonStenner was always available, and we and the builder valued her technical advice. Ms CarlsonStenner has a very high standard, which unfortunately is unusual for the British building trade. I can highly recommend her to anyone wishing to undertake major and minor building works.“
Dr. Katharina Hauck
“We engaged CarlsonStenner Architects (CSA) to design and draw up plans for our less-than-straightforward loft conversion situated within an Article 4 conservation area. CSA produced innovative and well thought-through ideas, designs and drawings which helped us quickly to decide on our design priorities. When Council planning and conservation policies required us to make several revisions and amendments to our plans, CSA attended meetings with the Council and produced new ideas and new drawings quickly and efficiently, to enable us to address the Council’s requirements and to make progress with our application. Communication of ideas between ourselves and CSA has been excellent throughout the planning application process and the quality of design and drawing has been highly professional. We would not hesitate to recommend CSA for similar projects.”
Jonathan de Courcy-Ireland